Wednesday, February 21, 2018

short story slam week 84, Febuary 22, 2018 to March 11, 2018....

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keep chalking off your emotional burden,
adding sunshine and roses to your daily blog

story of the week 83: Bob Hurley

The Winter of My Nature, check out the original post here

Bob Hurley 

Annie catching snow
In the winter of my nature
I retreat
to pull into myself
be still and gather energy
for a cycle of rebirth
In the winter of my nature
I notice
the beauty of bare foundations
like the gnarls on my backyard tree
covered in busyness before
now visible and highlighted with snow
gnarled tree in snow
Tour Guide of My Home in Winter: What I love about where I live
Photos were taken by both me and my husband, David.
The first photo above is me catching snowflakes in front of our house.
The second one is of a gnarled tree right outside my writing window.
In the first row below is a shot I took of my neighbor’s back yard; another of my husband on the frozen lake at Firefighter’s Park, Troy, MI. The park is just across the street and we go there often for walks.
In the middle row is a shot of the creek running through the Lloyd Stage Nature Center also in Troy, MI, after a snow. The nature center is about a mile from where we live and we visit there often as well.
In the final row is a shot looking out from an igloo my husband made from the snow drifts left after shoveling our driveway followed by a shot of one of our cats, Starbaby, enjoying the view on a snow day from inside.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

short story slam week 83, feb 8, to Feb 25, 2018

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John Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Illinois

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

story of the week 82: a post by Tao Liu

happy birthday to Thursday Poets Rally 1/14/2010 to 1/14/2018 

Time in the Mountains  

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Trunk shadows  

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short story slam week 82, January 25 2018----February 11, 2018.. 

why snowing in your blue sky?
Louis Macneice and Elena Murphy notice that:
Amelia Wilson and Nancy Black both published writers
despite that Anne Raun and Jim Campbell still wonder
what is the reason you feel joy
I feel blues?
colorful nature?
the ways we peel tangerines?
flames of joy
palms of pinewood
My tongue is dry
I pour a cup of milk,
i drink some hot Wulong tea
I let off the caged words
by visiting Xavier University,
by understanding Lowe's department store hours

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Whirligig 146 

   THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Snow" by Louis Macneice: rich, snow, pink, fancier, think, plural, peel, tangerine, flames, tongue, palms,